September 17, 2010

State of Alabama
Press Release: Lt. Governor Folsom (2007-11)

Folsom Appoints Butler to Transportation Committee

Lt. Governor Jim Folsom, Jr. has announced the appointment of Senator Tom Butler as the 5th Congressional District representative to the Alabama Joint Transportation Legislative Committee.

This appointment comes at a critical time for The 5th Congressional District with these North Alabama counties experiencing a period of explosive growth in both population and economic development resulting from the actions of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission.  Recent studies and reports indicate the 5th Congressional District is the fastest growing area of the State of Alabama.

“Tom Butler is a man of the highest integrity whose record of commitment to the citizens in the District.  Senator Butler possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the transportation needs of this area and I have absolute confidence that his involvement on the Joint Transportation Legislative Committee will be invaluable.” said Folsom.

Senator Tom Butler said he is honored by Governor Folsom’s confidence and looks forward to representing the district on the commission during a period of time that presents great challenges as well as a wealth of opportunity.   “Transportation issues are of primary concern to the people of the 5th congressional District."  Said Butler, “With literally tens of thousands of people moving into the area, it is of paramount importance that we place a renewed focus on our existing road and bridge systems in North Alabama and explore any and all avenues for new road development to ease congestion and guarantee the safe travel of our people.”

The 5th District is comprised of Lauderdale, Lawrence, Colbert, Limestone, Madison, Jackson and Morgan  counties.



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